Mode Dial

The mode dial contains 13 different modes for the user’s selection (Figure 4-10). The dial rotates 360 degrees in either direction. Turn the dial and line up the chosen mode to the white line on the camera body to the left of the dial. You will hear a click when each selected mode is in position. The mode dial is the starting point for exerting more control in your photographs and videos. It provides additional artistic features and a mixture of automatic and semi-automatic settings for the user.

For this chapter, we will discuss six of the mode dial options (Table 4-3). Each option contains predefined scene modes that go a step further than Intelligent Auto Mode by allowing you to specify the type of scene and then having the camera ...

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